26 Nov '12, 6pm

Study: Health and Environmental Risk in Building Insulation: Researchers call for a change to the U.S. buildin...

The research team, which is drawn from U.S-based centers of excellence including the University of California and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, conducted a thorough review of fire safety literature since the mid-1970s and conclude that the addition of halogenated organic compounds to plastic insulation materials, such as polystyrene, polyisocyanurate and polyurethane, is costly, ineffective and environmentally damaging. Their conclusions are published in the latest issue of the journal Building Research and Information. Led by internationally renowned fire expert Dr Vytenis Babrauskas of Fire Science & Technology Inc., the research team investigated the impact of the “Steiner Tunnel test,” which is used to test the propagation of fire over the surface of all sorts of building materials in the early stages of fire (before flashover point is reached). Their pape...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/94801-study-health-and-env...

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Men who drink a soft drink a day at greater ris...

straitstimes.com 26 Nov '12, 10pm

STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Men who drink one normal-sized soft drink per day are at greater risk of getting more aggressive forms o...

Study Finds Link Between Traffic Pollution Exposure and Autism

Study Finds Link Between Traffic Pollution Expo...

treehugger.com 27 Nov '12, 5am

As the first fleet of gas-guzzling motor vehicles began rolling off the factory floor and onto city streets, the smokey cl...

Green Building Q&A: Crawl space insulation ques...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 25 Nov '12, 4am

I’m going to be converting my crawl space to a sealed, conditioned space. The concrete block walls will be insulated with ...

Corticeira Amorim’s expanded insulation cork board in U.S. BuildingGreen’s TOP 10 products

Corticeira Amorim’s expanded insulation cork bo...

greenharmonyhome.com 24 Nov '12, 1pm

Expanded insulation cork board manufactured by Amorim Isolamentos, a subsidiary of Corticeira Amorim, has been considered ...

New labeling of building products aims to provi...

A panel of leaders in the green building industry has unveiled a new format for reporting health-related information for b...

Slowing cargo ships cuts pollution near ports by more than half, study finds: Environment Health Slowing

Slowing cargo ships cuts pollution near ports b...

environmentalhealthnews.org 19 Nov '12, 10am

Slowing cargo vessels near coastlines by 10 to 15 miles per hour could dramatically cut ships’ air pollution, according to...

Fracking in Michigan: U-M Researchers Study Potential Impact on Health, Environment, Economy @gbelements

Fracking in Michigan: U-M Researchers Study Pot...

greenbuildingelements.com 30 Nov '12, 2am

University of Michigan researchers are conducting a detailed study of the potential environmental and societal effects of ...

Creating a Vital Long View for Gauging Environm...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 23 Nov '12, 4pm

We’re here because we need to prepare a temporary meteorological station to survive the long dark winter. Built in June by...

Dot Earth Blog: Creating a Vital Long View for ...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 23 Nov '12, 5pm

We’re here because we need to prepare a temporary meteorological station to survive the long dark winter. Built in June by...

How Can Impact Investing Can Expand Environmental Entrepreneurship

How Can Impact Investing Can Expand Environment...

triplepundit.com 29 Nov '12, 10am

At the risk of sounding like I think this is just a question of semantics, I guess it depends upon how one defines what im...

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environmentalhealthnews.org 28 Nov '12, 12pm

Flame retardants in U.S. furniture are on the rise, with a new study finding them in nearly all couches tested. The findin...

#Quickfact:Global #precipitation is predicted to increase at a rate of 1–3 percent per degree of surface warming. #COP18

#Quickfact:Global #precipitation is predicted t...

unep.org 28 Nov '12, 3pm

Chapter 6: Chemicals and Waste Chapter 7: An Earth System Perspective Chapter 8: Review of Data Needs Chapter 9: Africa Ch...

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ukgbc.org 23 Nov '12, 4pm

latest news 23 Nov 2012 UK Green Building Council responds to Energy Bill announcement 22 Nov 2012 Work begins on embodied...

More Than 3,000 Natural Gas Leaks Discovered In Boston’s Aging Pipeline System, Finds New Study

More Than 3,000 Natural Gas Leaks Discovered In...

cleantechnica.com 22 Nov '12, 12pm

There are more than 3,000 leaks in the natural-gas pipeline system that serves the City of Boston, according to new resear...

What is the best insulation system for a ceilin...

greenhomeguide.com 27 Nov '12, 2pm

Since the upstairs is over another living space, it sounds like your desire is to drive as much of the heat from the upsta...